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morning...i'm kevin bbarry. barry. let's get a check of our cbs 2 weather first forecast. here's a look outside..our temps are in the 30s this morningit'll be another gloomy day.we do have some reduced visibilities because of fog again this morning.a dense fog advisory is in effect through 6 am for northeast iowa. satellite and radar shows cloudy skies.our planner shows fog and clouds this morning, with partly to mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon. highs will warm into the 40s 40s more charges could be filed against the woman
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intentionally drove her car onto a busy las vegas sidewalk -- killing one person and
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more charges could be filed against the woman womanauthorities say intentionally drove her car onto a busy las vegas sidewalk -- killing one person and injuring at least 35. investigators are not saying what caused 24-year-old lakeisha holloway to mow down pedestrians on sunday night -- but they did give more details on her background.she and her three-year-old daughter are originally from oregon and were living in her car at the time.holloway is facing one count of murder and could be facing more charges -- like child abuse and neglect.her daughter was not hurt -- right now -- halloway is on suicide watch in jail. in san bernardino, california -- enrique marquez will stay in jail after a judge denied his bail. bail.his family tried to put up 100-grand in equity on their home for bail money. marquez was friends with marquez was friends with san bernardino shooter syed farook -- and is facing charges for conspiring to provide material
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plots in 20-11 and 20-12 that were abandoned.he's also accused of buying the two rifles farook and his wife used in the attack earlier this month that killed 14 people. overseas -- six american service members were killed in an i-e-d attack in the middle east on monday,and now an american ally is responding this morning. morning. cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson is live in the newsroom for more on this story.. that's right kevin, one day after a suicide bomber killed six american soldiers, a number of british troops have been sent to afghanistan. afghanistan.the tailiban is claiming responsibility for the attack near bagram airfield, which is the largest remaining u-s military base inside the country.one of the six victims has been identified as a 15-year veteran of the new york city police department.detective joseph lemm served two other tours in afghanistan, and one tour in iraq. iraq.the nypd commissioner
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lemm epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for; putting his country and city first. reporting in the newsroom, stephanie johnson, cbs 2 news. army sergeant bowe bergdahl is scheduled scheduledto be in military court today on charges of deserting his post -- and endangering fellow soldiers.he was caught and held captive by the taliban for almost five years and freed after the u-s released five taliban detainees in a prisoner swap last year.if bergdahl is convicted -- he could face life in prison. an upcoming g-o-p debate will happen just days before the iowa caucuses.fox news channel released more details on its debate in des moines. moines.the network announced bret baier -- megyn kelly and chris wallace will anchor the january 28-th event -- that's the same team that moderated the very first debate back in august.a record 24 million people tuned in then.criteria
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announced later.the next republican debate is january 14-th in south carolina. the field for that debate will feature at least one less candidate.senator lindsay graham dropped his bid for the white house. house.the south carolina senator never earned enough support to make it to the top tier of candidates -- even with a strong resume in foreign policy and national defense.after his announcement -- graham called on frontrunner donald trump to get serious and start talking about policies that will actually work. the republican party future may be in your hands. but, the future of the country will be in your hands if you're president of the united states. this is not a game show. this is not a reality show. the reason i know that is i've been over there enough to know what it costs to defend this nation." nation."later -- graham said that no matter who gets the nomination -- he will support the man or woman selected to represent the g-o-p in the race for the white house. another republican struggling in the polls came to eastern iowa monday. monday.former arkansas
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up his busy day in swisher talking to the iowa faith and freedom coalition.unlike fellow republican doctor ben carson -- who was critical of the chance that republicans have a brokered convention next summer -- huckabee says it's a good thing for the party. so for all the talk and even the hand-ringing, i think of like the fact that republicans are going to baskin-robins and democrats basically go in and they get one flavor and they better like it because that's all they got." got."huckabee says he isn't worried that the nominee could be determined behind closed doors because there is so much support from voters for candidates who challenge the establishment. on the democratic side -- hillary clinton is back in eastern iowa today. today.the former secretary of state is making good on a promise to visit keota high school.students used social media to get the candidate to bring her message to the keokuk county school.cbs 2 news will have complete coverage of clinton's visit. bernie sanders is also campaigning in iowa.he will wrap a three-day swing through
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a follow up to an unfortunate story in northwest iowa. iowa.we know now spencer standout wrestler austin roberts died of natural causes. roberts collapsed during a wrestling match on saturday. his body is now being sent to the state medical examiner for more testing.now his teammates are grieving over the sudden death of a great friend. "i can't really describe the gap in my heart that i have. there's not a lot of guys that can make me laugh like he did. or push me the way he did. he'll always be my practice partner. he'll always be my workout buddy. and i know he'll be at every one of our meets cheering us on." on."the wrestling team wanted to thank everyone who has supported them -- especially the people who donated to a go-fund-me-page -- raising more than 40-thousand dollars. that's 30 grand more than their original goal. the homeless community held a memorial walk to remember two people who were murdered in the streets of cedar rapids...
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raymond ursino were found dead in september -- just days apart.police say the two were homeless at the time -- both strangled.police say the same man killed both victims.the victim's friends say the violence is an indication of a bigger problem. "it's not just cr, it's everywhere. cr has a big problem with homelessness because it's so expensive, so expensive for a place to live." live.""you can't just put somebody in a shelter for 30 days and then kick them out, if you train them, give them job skills, they're going to succeed." succeed."the catherine mcauley center says they will have an overflow shelter program this winter -- so that when the temperatures get too cold -- homeless people will have a warm place to sleep. for the first time in six months -- space-x has left the ground. ground.the company launched a falcon rocket last night.it took 11 small satellites into space -- before safely returning to cape canaveral. this is the first mission for space-x since one of its unmanned rockets failed
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since then -- the company has fixed the problem and hopes to resume regular supply runs for nasa in february. it's after the break... break...the restaurant that's facing down what some people say is political correctness this holiday season.
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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a restaurant in houston, texas, warns customers the store is "politically incorrect" -- according to the sign outside the door. door.deborah wrigley explains why the restaurant isn't shying away from telling customers, "merry christmas." christmas." it greets guests at five berryhill owned restaurants in
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christmas and salute our flag. oh, wow!"they first appeared about two weeks ago.( randy massey / customer ) "yeah, i guess the political correctness has gone overboard sometimes."the decision of berryhill's c-e-o, whose son told him about similar signs going up at some out of state restaurants, so jeff anon ordered them for his five company-owned berryhills..( jeff anon / ceo, berryhill ) "i don't think anybody means anything bad or mean about saying merry christmas, and i just felt that you know sometimes people have to stand up and say enough of this." signs have been taken at a couple of locations, but are replaced as quickly as they vanish.it's a gamble for a business, but anon says approvals outnumber objections. ( jeff anon / ceo, berryhill ) "i'd say for every one that thought it wasn't appropriate, probably ten to twenty who thought it was and supported
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to whom we spoke, we found none who disapproved.( cynthia bivins / customer ) "i celebrate christmas, and i was ok with that. i salute the flag, and i'm an american. it didn''t offend me at all." there are small christmas trees at the restaurants, employees can wear santa hats, and we found a guest with her reindeer antlers.( christyna lewis / customer ) "there's like 20 holidays this time of year, so i don't have a problem with happy holidays either. merry christmas is delicious. happy holidays is also wonderful." it's now on this morning. morning.just ahead... ahead...the impact some of the lowest gas prices in years is having far away from the gas pump.
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triple a says the average price of gas has dropped below 2 dollars a gallon for the first time since 2009.the low prices are a gift for u-s drivers this holiday season. omar villafranca shows us what many americans are doing with that extra cash. cash. vo- dallas)erica lauriano (lor-ee-ano) drives up to 200 miles a day for her window cleaning business.(sot-erica lauriano/business owner)"yeah this is my work vehicle." lauriano says filling up is a much more pleasurable experience these days.that because gas prices have plunged about 75 cents a gallon since the summera&.. putting a lot more money in lauriano's pocket.(sot- erica lauriano/business owner)"yeah i can eat steak and shrimp now."(gfx)triple a estimates americans have saved 115 billion dollars on gas in 2015 compared to 2014a&.. that's about 550 dollars for every u-s driver.and a report from the jp morgan chase institute finds most people are spending that extra cash.the group
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million credit and debit card holders nationwide.(sot-deanna farrell/ceo, jp morgan chase institute)"80% of the savings at the pump are being spent and we know where they're being spent mostly on restaurants but department stores, entertainment and electronic are also getting boosts in sales."that extra spending is good news for retailers during the final days of the holiday shopping season.the gas money rosario rubio has saved is going under her christmas tree. (sot-rosario rubio/driver) (omar) "what are you doing with that money"(rubio) "buy christmas presents"(omar) "better christmas presents" (rubio) "yes"americans will likely continue to have extra spending money.gas prices are expected to stay low in january.omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. triple a says americans are on track to drive a record number of miles this year.americans have driven more than 2- point-6 trillion miles through october, a 3-percent increase compared to last year. it's still to come...
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making waves on the internet
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cause. here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... in cedar rapids -- construction crews at the new c-r-s-t center hoisted the final structural beam into place on monday,the new 37- million dollar office tower now officially tops out at eleven stories.it is expected to be finished by this summer. applications are now open for a new confidentiality program in iowa -- called safe at home -- helping survivors of domestic violence -- sexual abuse and human trafficking. iowa is joining 33 other states that already have similar programs keeping victims' addresses confidential.organizers say
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victims out of abusive situations.a full launch of the program is set for january first. a few weeks ago -- we told you about the fashion santa.he's a model who poses at santa this time of year -- in his own way. way.he's skinny -- and wears slim fitting clothes that resemble the traditional santa uniform -- but with a little more style. style.now -- he's back in the news after taking a selfie with justin beiber.it was at the mall where fashion santa mall where fashion santa works in toronto. toronto.the mall is donating one-dollar for every selfie taken with fashion santa -- using the hashtag "yorkdale- fashion-santa" up to ten-
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it's coming up next... next...the parts of the country getting ready to see all the snow that iowa is
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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the parts of the country getting ready to see a lot of snow in a small amount of time. the special accommodations the cedar rapids airport is making for one of the biggest games in hawkeye football history. the expert advice about staying true to your diet even when all the holiday treats are within reach.
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morning...i'm kevin bbarry. barry. let's get a check of our cbs 2 weather first forecast. here's a look outside..our temps are in the 30s this morningit'll be another gloomy day.we do have some reduced visibilities because of fog again this morning.a dense fog advisory is in effect through 6 am for northeast iowa. satellite and radar shows cloudy skies.our planner shows fog and clouds this morning, with partly to mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon. highs will warm into the 40s
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full day of winter -- which means it's also the shortest day of the year. year.the winter solstice techincally began at 10-48 last night -- when the northern hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun.it doesn't feel like winter in the midwest -- and much of the country has unusually warm temperatures for december. that's on the heels of the warmest fall on record. and on the first day of winter -- it's a tale of two coasts. don champion explains how out west -- many areas are getting slammed with heavy snow while the northeast is nearing record highs. highs. -nats-snow in the west... warmth in the east.parts of the country are experiencing weather extremes.(sot tremaine teeter/ visiting washington) "there's a lot of snow and we're stuck where we are right now." overnight, in washington state- heavy snow piled up in the mountains.while it set the mood for the holiday in some areas... in other places conditions were so hazardous- interstate 90 was shut down for hours.(sot lem apostol/ stranded driver) we're stuck but at least the girls are taking advantage of itfears of an avalanche also forced crews
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monty busbee.the 43-year-old disappeared over the weekend while skiing.(sot alan labissoniere/ king county search and rescue) we're just taking everything really slow, checking conditions every 30 minutes, digging snow pits and making sure the snow is still stable for us to be out there in oregon ...heavy winds toppled trees onto homes...while relentless rain forced residents in parts of portland to evacuate once again.(standup: don champion/ cbs news/ new york, ny) just three days before christmas...winter is feeling more like fall in the northeast. here in new york city, temperatures continue to soar.(sot eric fisher/ meteorologist ) on wednesday some of the warmth here in the great lakes, the ohio valley, this is where we expect the highest concentration of record highs. we head into christmas eve - northeast down to the midatlantic boston near 70 new york city near 70 degrees, 70's down into washington dcsome cities are on pace for their warmest december ever.don champion cbs news new york. and in the south, many areas are expected to be hit with thunderstorms and flooding this week. many people are getting ready
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state officials are asking you to slow down. down.the department of transportation's monday message this week was: only reindeer can fly, watch your speed.that might be a cute reminder -- but the iowa state patrol says traffic can double or even triple this time of year.they ask you to be safe and responsible drivers so you can make it to your family and back home safely. "when you are out there and everything is going great and you've had the best day of your life, it can change in a fraction of a second if you're not paying attention, if you're not prepared." prepared."there have been more than 300 traffic deaths this year.the d-o-t says -- so far -- the numbers are a bit lower than last year and they are doing everything they can to improve safety. the road to the rose bowl starts very soon for many hawkeyes.the eastern iowa airport is scheduled to have thirteen charter planes take off to sunny pasadena on tuesday. tuesday.airport officials say they'll have more staff around to help with parking -- check in and security checkpoints. charter passengers will have two t-s-a lines open for use.
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the doors next week -- they'll be welcomed by an iowa hawkeye football field display. "our restaurant and our bar area - we'll have additional offerings" "we also have some trivia games and contests going in the gate areas just to get the festive atmosphere kicked off." off."there will also be another charter plane leaving next wednesday.the hawkeyes play stanford on new years day at 4. cbs 2 news will have complete coverage of the grandaddy of them all.be sure to tune in all next week for special reports from zach hanley and me -- we'll both be in pasadena.and don't miss our 30-minute special on new year's eve at 6:30 right here on cbs 2, and on new years day at 7:30 a-m on our sister station fox 28. turning now to waterloo -- where cbs 2 news is learning new details.. details..about a weekend stabbing.authorities found the victim -- mc-kenzie scarborough on riehl street on sunday afternoon. afternoon.officers caught up with the suspect -- rachel berger -- a few hours later.
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the stabbing.berger faces several charges and is being held in the black hawk county jail. the new trial for baltimore police officer officerwilliam porter is now scheduled to start june 13-th. th.porter is one of six officers facing charges in freddie gray's death.his first trial ended with a hung jury and mistrial last week.a court spokeswoman says the new date has to be approved at a hearing later today.freddie gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while riding in a police van after his arrest in april.the next officer to head to trial is caesar goodson on january 6-th. the mall of america is now caught in a legal battle with a black lives matter group in the twin cities. cities.the group is planning a protest in the mall tomorrow during one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year.the rally would be in response to jamar clark's death last month by a minneapolis police officer.but now -- mall attorneys say the mall is private property and want a restraining order barring the
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"this was widely publicized, that an unlawful demonstration should occur on wednesday. all we are asking is for the same means to be used to say, 'hey this is against the law' and we are calling it off." off."black lives matter says that ban would infringe on their first amendment rights.a judge is expected to make a decision as early as this morning. it's still to come, the latest into what caused an iowa high school wrestler's death this past weekend during a wrestling match.
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... university of iowa students living *on-campus will need to leave one item home when they come back from winter break next year.the housing and dining department is banning *hoverboards from being kept
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residence halls -- apartments or dining halls.it's all because of concerns about fires that have been caused from the devices' batteries. mediacom is threatening legal action against iowa city. yesterday -- mediacom gave the city a letter of complaint and a copy of a federal lawsuit it plans to serve unless iowa city reconsiders recent agreements with i-mon.mediacom says those agreements put it at a competitive disadvantage. disadvantage.the company has given the city until december 31st to respond to its concerns.iowa city's legal department is reviewing the issue. good morning, it's on this morning, we'll have a look at some of
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more charges could be filed against the woman womanauthorities y intentionally drove her car onto a busy las vegas sidewalk -- killing one person and injuring at least 35. investigators are not saying what caused 24-year-old lakeisha holloway to mow down pedestrians on sunday night -- but they did give more details on her background.she and her three-year-old daughter are originally from oregon and were living in her car at t time.holloway is facing one
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facing more charges -- like child abuse and neglect.her daughter was not hurt -- right now -- halloway is on suicide watch in jail. in san bernardino, california -- enrique marquez will stay in jail after a judge denied his bail. bail.his family tried to put up 100-grand in equity on thr home for bail money. marquez was friends with san bernardino shooter syed farook -- and is facing charges for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for plots in 20-11 and 20-12 that were abandoned.he's also accused of buying ththtwo rifles farook and his wife used in the attack earlier this month that killed 14 people. overseas -- six american service members were killed in an i-e-d attacacin the middle east on monday,and now at least one of the victims has been identified. identified. cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson is live in the newsroom for more on th story.. kevivi the six servicecemembers
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attack near bagram airfield in afghanistan, and one victim was one of new york city's finest. josese lemm was a 15-year veteran of the new york city police department.during that span he also served in the u-s air national guard, and was deployed twice to afghanistan and one other time to iraq. detective lemm was killed when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle filled with explosive, drove into a group of coalition forces at the largest remaining u-s military base in the country. country.lemm leaves behind a wife and two children. reporting in the newsroom, stephanie johnson, cbs 2 news. army sergeant owe bergdahl is scheduled scheduledto be in military court today on charges of deserting his post -- and endangering fellow soldiers.he was caught and held captive by the taliban for almost five years and freed after the u-s released five taliban detainees in a prisoner swap last year.if bergdahl is
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an upcoming g-o-p debate will happen just days before the iowa caucuses.fox news channel released more details on its debate in des moines. moines.the network announced bret baier -- megyn kelly and chris wallace will anchor the january 28-th event -- that's the same team that moderated the very first debate back in august.a record 24 million people tuned in then.criteria for participation wille announced later.the next republican debate is january 14-th in south carolina. the field for that debate will feature at least one less candidate.senator lindsay graham dropped his bb for the white house. house.the south carolina senator never earned enough support to make it to the top tier of candidates -- even with a strong resume in foreign policy and national defense.after his announcement -- graham called on frontrunner onald trump to get serious and start talking about policies that will actually work. the republican party future
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be in your hands if you're president of the united states. this is not a game show. this is not a reality show. the reason i know that is i've been over there enough to kw what it costs to defend this nation." nation."later -- graham said that no matter who gets the nomination -- he will support the man or woman selected to represent the g-o-p in the race for the white house. another republican struggling in the polls came to eastern iowa monday. monday.former arkansas governor mike huckabee wrapped up his busy day in swisher talking to the iowa faith and freedom coalition.unlike fellow republican doctor ben carson -- who was critical of the chance that republicans have a brokered convention next summer -- huckabee says it's a good thing for the party. so for all the talk and even the hand-ringing, i think of like the fact that republicans are going to baskin-robins and democrats basically go in and they get one flavor and they better like it because that's all they got." got."huckabee says he isn't worried that the nominee could be determined behind closed doors because there is so much
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candidates who challenge the establishment. on the democratic side -- hillary clinton is back in eastern iowa today. today.the former secretary of state is making goododn a omise to visit keota high school.students used social media to get the candidate to bring her message to the keokuk county school.cbs 2 news will have complete coverage of clinton's visit. bernie sanders is also campaigning in iowa.he will wrap a three-day swing through the state tomorrow. a follow up to an unfortunate story in northwest iowa. iowa.we know now spencer standout wrestler austin robertrtdied of natural causes. roberts collapsed during a wrestling match on saturday. his body is now being sent to the state medical examiner for more testing.meanwhile, the wrestling team is thanking eryone who has supported them -- especially the people who donated to a go-fund-me- page -- raising more than 40- thousand dollars.that's 30 grand more than their original goal. it's nowown this morning.we'llll take a look at the top three stories you need to hear about
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here are the top three stories you need to know this tuesday. tuesday.one of t t six americans killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan, has been identified as a 15-year new york city police veteran. joseph lemm also served in the u-s air national guard d d served other tours of duty in afghanistan and iraq. more charges could be filed against the woman authorities say intentionally drove her car onto a busy las vegas sidewalk -- killing one persrs and injuring at least 35. so far, investigators are not giving a possible motive for 24-year-old lakeisha holloway. she's facing one count of murder and could be facing
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today is the official first full day of winter, which means it will be the shortest day of the year.the winter solstice techincally began at 10-48 last night.that's when the northern hemisphere is tilted farthehe from the sun. here's a look outside..our temps are in the 30s this morningit'll be another gloomy day.we do have some reduced visibilities because of fog again this morning.a dense fog advisory is in effect through 6 am for northeast iowa.satellite and radar shows cloudy skies.our planner shows fog and clouds this morning, with partly to mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon. highs will warm
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. >> good morning. it is tuesday, december 22nd, 2015. heavy snow and rain drench the mid-west. millions others enjoy record warmth. what is causing this crazy weather. donald trump takes@on hillary clinton the lewd language on the
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